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Exploring the challenges of the Western drought

The Around Farm Progress podcast offers insight on the significant water issues facing agriculture out West

Willie Vogt

June 25, 2021

Many parts of the United States are dealing with drought, but out West lack of water creates a host of issues that reach beyond the farm gate. And it appears another historic dry season has hit some of the most productive land in the country.

To get perspective on that Tim Hearden and Todd Fitchette with Western Farm Press share their insights on what is becoming a more complicated issue. As reservoir levels drop, cities make their pull on water and government regulators choose subdivisions over farmland, food production will take a hit.

Listen in as they discuss the many aspects of the water situation in a part of the country that appears to be looking at recurring drought for the future.

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About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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